At North Shore Business Travel our team of highly experienced, well-travelled consultants are committed to giving our customers a first class personalised service. Having travelled extensively themselves, throughout New Zealand and the world, they understand the many different needs of each person and travel destination when working with you to plan your itinerary.
Take a moment to meet our team of expert travel agents, cruise specialist and financial planners…
Our travel experts:
Industry experience: 46 years. Specialising in luxury and personal travel, Leith's foremost reputation has seen her invited onto a numbers of strategic Advisory boards; First Travel Group Corporate, NZ Representative for Virtuoso Australia Pacific (APAC), TAUCK Tours, Silver Sea Cruises. Countries visited: There are few countries on the planet Leith hasn't been to - including Antartica. Leith's specialty is Europe and Africa - having been there multiple times.
Industry experience: 35 years. Highly experienced in corporate travel, Shayne has a reputation as being one of New Zealand's foremost airfare experts. Previously based in First Travel Group Head office advisory fares unit.
His specialty is tackling complex fare itineraries, the more challenging the better.
Industry experience: 32 years. Specialist in both corporate and leisure travel.
Countries visited South Pacific. Australia, SE Asia, China, Japan, USA, Egypt, Europe, Israel, Argentina, Oman and UAE, Canada, and Hawaii.
Industry experience: 33 years. Highly experienced in all aspects of leisure, groups and corporate travel.
Industry experience: 9 years including as a flight attendant, Ethan specialises in corporate Trans-Tasman and NZ domestic itineraries. He is passionate about offering the best customer service and going the extra mile.
Countries visited: Australia, Pacific Islands, Europe, USA, Hawaii, Cook Islands, South East Asia (Thailand, Bali, Malaysia, Singapore).
Karla van Niekerk
Industry experience: 27 years. Experienced in all aspects of corporate account management including development and compliance of travel policies.
Karla specialises in creating bespoke solutions for companies, and is NSBT's expert on SERKO - our online booking tool.
Business Development Manager
Industry experience: 45 years including airlines, as well as a travel agent - both corporate and leisure.
Faye is NSBT's foremost specialist in travel to French Polynesia.
(Having worked for Tahiti's national airline for close to 15 years in Sales, and being closely aligned with Tahiti Tourisme). Her passion for French Polynesia means she can easily tailor-make an itinerary to suit your requirements.
Countries visited : USA, UK, SE Asia, Mexico, Belize, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Australia, South Pacific, and Europe.
Accounts / Administration
Accounts / Administration
Beginning her career in 1980, Rose has specialised in corporate, leisure and group travel. In 1993 she created a specialist travel brokerage returning to her passion - business travel.
"Whether you travel for business or pleasure, I know how important it is to you. I love finding solutions for complex itineraries ... and those extra benefits to delight you on the way"
Countries visited: Europe, USA, South Pacific, SE Asia (Vietnam and Cambodia), Australia.
Jo-Anne's love of travel set her on a career path when she left school. After owning her own travel agency for 17 years, she partnered with Rose Ennis to create a specialised travel brokerage.
"For me the excitement is in personalising your travel, making sure your experiences exceed your highest expectations. There's so much on offer, my job is to tailor it to you"
Countries visited: Europe, India, Egypt, Morocco, Africa, Mauritius, Russia, Finland, Estonia, Portugal, SE Asia (including living in Malaysia), Nova Scotia, USA, Canada, Australia, South Pacific - to name a few.
Industry experience: 39 years. Having worked for an airline, a travel wholesaler, corporate as well as leisure agencies, Kerie has extensive experience in all things related to travel. For the last 10 years she has been an independent travel broker allowing her to get to know the wants and needs of her client base very well. “NSBT’s relationships with Virtuoso and Hyatt Prive is a great fit for my clients"
A travel expert with over 30 years of experience , Susie joined NSBT in 2017, transitioning to an independent travel affiliate with NSBT in 2021.
As a Virtuoso travel advisor, Susie’s focus is on excellence in both product and service. Her clients value her collaborative skills when planning their travels and the continued support and accessibility she provides up until their return and beyond.
Susie specializes in creating memories, whether it be a honeymoon, destination wedding or family adventure. She develops strong relationships with hotels, resorts, cruise lines and tour operators so that everyone is working together to make your experience special. You will notice the difference this garners from the minute you check in.
In her 30 years, she has travelled most of the world, but still has a couple of places on her bucket list. Her passion for travel stems from her love of people, both clients and the people she meets while traveling.
Her passion and love for travel is seen through her dedication to helping people fulfil their dreams of exploring new cultures through amazing travel adventures. While Susie has earned many accolades, she is most proud of her loyal customer base.